Disassociating InfoPath Forms from list in Office 365


We did migration of SharePoint 2010 from SharePoint online using a 3rd party migration tool. Content migrated successfully but with time we got some issues from the users regarding the behavior of the new environment and issues after migration


SharePoint list view is showing data in the list but view/edit forms got corrupted after migration.


We have gone through the requirement, there were InfoPath forms used with the SharePoint List which are migrated to SharePoint online but were not associated properly. There were no business rules in the InfoPath which means those were basic view and edit forms. So we decided to disassociate the InfoPath forms from list. The basic steps are:

Go to List settings and under General click on Form Settings (option only working in IE), where you can get the option to disassociate the InfoPath form. But things are not quite lucky for us here because we can’t see the option to dissociate InfoPath form. Check below screen for reference:

Form setting not showing Default Sharepoint form option

Form setting not showing Default Sharepoint form option

It is not showing the option “Use the default SharePoint form” which I can see in SharePoint 2010.

Now open the SharePoint online site in SharePoint Designer 2013 to disassociate it in Office 365. Go to your SharePoint List through List and Libraries, and click on Item under the Content Type section which will take you to the item content type detail page.

SharePoint Designer List and libraries

SharePoint Designer List and libraries

In Forms section in above picture, you can see the associated InfoPath forms with the item content type. Click on the form path and remove it, this is how you can disassociate InfoPath forms from list manually.

disassociate InfoPath forms from list manually

disassociate InfoPath forms from list manually

The other solution is that you from list ribbon, click on the InfoPath form settings and publish the InfoPath form, if there any were any rules which are not showing up then you have to create them again.

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Adnan Amin
Adnan is an active SharePoint MVP and having over 11 years of extensive experience with major expertise on SharePoint Server, office 365, .Net Platform and Microsoft BI, Adnan is currently working as SharePoint Architect at FMT Consultants. He is MCT Regional Lead for Pakistan Chapter since 2012. He is working on SharePoint for past seven years and worked on different intranet/intranet solutions for private & govt. sector majorly in United States and Gulf region, which include OOB and customized solutions. He is a trainer, technology evangelist and also speaks in community forums.

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